Background. Despite the worldwide increase in life expectancy and the elderly population, very little is known about the characteristics of anaphylaxis in older adults. Methods. A retrospective scan was made of the files of patients who presented at the Allergy Unit of our clinic between October 2011 and October 2021. The study included 971 patients aged ≥ 18 years who met the criteria for diagnosis of anaphylaxis. The patients were separated into 2 groups of adults (18-64 years) and older adults (≥65 years). Results. The adult group included 887 (91.3%) patients and the older adult group, 84 (8.7%) patients. Comorbid diseases were seen more frequently in the older adults than in the adult group (p < 0.001). Drugs were seen to be the most common trigger of anaphylaxis in both groups, and this was more common in the older adult group (p = 0.039). Food was a more common trigger...
Anaphylaxis in older adult patients: a 10-year retrospective experience.
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Necip Fazil City Hospital, Karacasu Kirim District, Dulkadiroglu, Kahramanmaras, 46050, Turkey. E-mail email@example.com
Yildiz, E., Arslan, S., Colkesen, F., Evcen, R., Aykan, F. S., Kilinc, M.; Anaphylaxis in older adult patients: a 10-year retrospective experience.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2023; doi:
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